Public Hearing on Repealing the Highway Use Tax – March 10th!

Posted on March 6, 2023


On Friday, March 10th, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee will host a public hearing to consider House Bill 5290, An Act Sunsetting the Highway Use Tax. This Republican-led proposal was initially denied a public hearing by Democratic colleagues, until House Republicans used a parliamentary procedure securing the 51 required signatures to force a public hearing for a bill.

The public hearing will occur on Friday, March 10th at 2:00PM in the Legislative Office Building Room 2E. The hearing

Perillo Submits Testimony on H.B. 5286 to Energy Committee

Posted on February 24, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On Tuesday, Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) submitted testimony to the Energy and Technology Committee in support of House Bill 5286, An Act Concerning Hearings on Waiver Requests Before the Connecticut Siting Council. The bill will require the CT Siting Council to hold a public hearing on a party’s request to waive any rule, regulation, condition, or order of the council before granting such waiver.

As Perillo mentioned, this issue was brought to light recently in his hometown

Perillo Comments on School Choice and Accessibility for City Residents

Posted on February 22, 2023

Today, I commented on the pressing issue of School Choice in CT Urban Cities during the Finance Committee’s public hearing. The featured bill (H.B. 5424) seeks to establish a tax credit for educational access and opportunity scholarship donations. Please view the video HERE to hear my comments.
With this bill, we seek to expand school accessibility and choice by offering tax credits for nonprofit entities who provide tuition assistance funding/scholarships. In this meeting, we heard testimony

Perillo Joins House Republicans as they Unveil Session Priorities for Cannabis Safety

Posted on January 24, 2023


(HARTFORD) — State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) joined House Republicans on Tuesday as they unveiled their caucus proposals aimed at creating a safer environment surrounding the recreational use and retail sale of cannabis.

“When it comes to our state’s fledgling cannabis marketplace, the umbrella message emanating from the Governor’s office is, unfortunately, one of shining positivity that in our opinion is at odds with the concerns of not just many residents, but also state mental health

A More Affordable Energy Policy

Posted on January 23, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On January 17th, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) joined House and Senate Republicans in releasing a comprehensive plan to combat record energy expenses in Connecticut. The package of proposals presents a long-term solution to reducing the costs of electric bills, ultimately making state energy programs more affordable.

More specifically, the plan consists of policies which will serve to lower energy costs for CT families by more than $362 million per year, saving the average

Rep. Perillo (R-113) Attends Swearing in and Receives Committee Assignments for the 2023 Legislative Session

Posted on January 9, 2023


(HARTFORD) — On January 4th, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) was officially sworn in at the opening-day ceremonies of the 2023 Legislative Session. Additionally, each member of the General Assembly also received their legislative committee assignments and ranking member appointments.

Aside from his responsibilities as Deputy Republican Leader At-Large, Rep. Perillo will also be serving on the Public Health Committee, Executive Nominations Committee, and Finance Committee. On these committees,

Shelton: Your Source for the Best Thanksgiving Meal

Posted on November 17, 2022


The holiday season is right around the corner as plans to bring together friends and family over delicious food begin to unfold. Being one of my favorite times of the year, Rep. Ben McGorty (R-122) and I know how hard many of us work to provide that special meal, which is why we believe it is important to share how our very own small business community of Shelton, CT can provide that familiar feast while also upholding exceptional quality.

Setting the table with only the freshest and best tasting

Rep. Perillo (R-113) Joins CT Republicans in Calling for Special Session on Increasing LIHEAP Funding

Posted on September 7, 2022


(HARTFORD) — Last week, Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) joined House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-86) and Senate Republican Leader Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford) in calling for a special session to consider additional funding for the significantly insufficient Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allocation plan.

CT Republicans responded with this call after CT Democratic lawmakers blocked a vote last week to increase funding for energy assistance, primarily for low-income

State Rep. Jason Perillo (R-113) Receives a Perfect Score on CBIA’s 2022 State House Voting Record

Posted on July 7, 2022


(HARTFORD) — The state’s leading business advocacy group, Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), has officially released its data illustrating how members of the CT State House of Representatives voted in 2022. According to the association, Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) earned a 100% voting score based on his unwavering support of several new laws aimed at creating jobs.

“I am committed to supporting business owners and their employees as Connecticut becomes more unaffordable,”

(HARTFORD) — As a Rising Diesel Tax Takes Effect, State Rep. Perillo (R-113) Seeks a More Affordable Connecticut

Posted on July 1, 2022


State Rep. Perillo (R-113) House Republican Member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee responds to the 9-cent increase of the Diesel Fuel Tax on July 1, 2022.

“This historic inflation that has unfortunately become more familiar for Connecticut families has made our state significantly more unaffordable, targeting our middle- and working-class families. Today’s increase of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax creates additional and unnecessary fuel expenses, which leads to costly groceries, goods,